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Ordering these resources

Please use the distribution hub. On your first visit you will need to create an account, please refer to our instructions. Not all resources are available to order, however they can be downloaded instead. 

Our latest resource - PBM toolkit, August 2020

The toolkit provides guidance and advice on implementing Patient Blood Management strategies in clinical practice. There are 6 core strategies and a summary checklist that underpin appropriate use, patient safety and blood conservation.

Go to the toolkit

Guidance

For new Transfusion Practitioners 

 A drop of knowledge (please download, not available to order from the distribution hub)

For experienced Transfusion Practitioners

A wealth of knowledge (please download, not available to order from the distribution hub)

Please note: both sets of guidance are under review and we would appreciate your feedback, please email your comments to nhsbt.customerservice@nhsbt.nhs.uk 

Transfusing safely: procedures and essential checks 

NBTC indication codes for transfusion: following the publication of the revised indication codes in September 2020, the related bookmark and poster resources are under review.

Blood transfusion bedside checklist lanyard 

Demystifying blood groups (please download, not available to order from the distribution hub) presentation & case studies

Do we know who you are? poster (pdf) for patients

Do we know who you are? screensaver (jpg) for patients

Do you know who they are? poster (pdf) for staff

Do you know who they are? screensaver (jpg) for staff 

Pre-administration, blood component transfusion checking video on YouTube and e-LfH

Taking a blood sample for pre-transfusion compatibility testing poster 

The pre-transfusion blood sampling process, on YouTube and e-LfH:

The strange case of Penny Allison video on YouTube 

 

Transfusion Associated Circulatory Overload (TACO)

TACO matters flyer 

TACO matters poster (please download, not available to order from the distribution hub)

TACO matters screensaver (please download, not available to order from the distribution hub)

Non medical authorisation of blood components

Clinical course

Non medical authorisation of blood components

The course costs £400 and is for senior nurses and midwives who are working towards making the clinical decision and providing the written instruction for blood component transfusion. 

Position statement 

Resources  

Framework to support nurses and midwives making the clinical decision and written instruction for blood components report (please download, not available to order from the distribution hub)

Policies and competency documents shared by regional transfusion committees:

East Midlands 

North East   

Yorkshire & the Humber  

Hospice

This poster (please download, not available to order from the distribution hub) has been adapted and tailored to the specific requirements of hospice patients requiring transfusion. Produced in response to the National Comparative Audit of red blood cell transfusion in hospices 2016 and in collaboration with the staff from St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds.

Paediatric and neonatal

We are currently reviewing these resources, in the interim please refer to the addendum to the BSH Guidelines on transfusion for fetuses, neonates and older children. 

Laboratory best transfusion practice for neonates, infants and children bookmark

Transfusion of blood components for infants and children bookmark

Transfusion of blood components for neonates bookmark 

Specific requirements

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) negative blood components: information for healthcare professionals factsheet

Irradiated blood components poster (please download, not available to order from the distribution hub)

Irradiated blood components screensaver (JPG) (please download, not available to order from the distribution hub)

Irradiated blood factsheet - we are reviewing this resource following the publication of the updated BSH guidelines  

Irradiation indicator labels web page 

Our other resources include:

Maternal anaemia - Part 1Part 2 online

Cryoprecipitate: information for healthcare professionals factsheet 

Fresh frozen plasma: information for healthcare professionals factsheet 

Framework for the provision of blood transfusion out of the acute hospital setting (please download, not available to order from the distribution hub) report 

Is my blood transfusion necessary? poster 

Will I need a blood transfusion? poster

Apps

Blood transfusion indication codes

This is free to download. The content of this app is under review following the publication of updated guidance; please refer to the latest NBTC indication codes and the addendum to the BSH guidelines for Transfusion for Fetuses, Neonates and Older Children.

Download for:

Android phones

- Apple phones 

Please use our poster to help promote our app in your clinical area.

Videos

BSH administration of blood components on YouTube

Having a blood transfusion on YouTube

Pre-administration blood component transfusion checking on YouTube  and e-LfH

Pre-transfusion blood sampling process on YouTube and e-LfH

The strange case of Penny Allison on YouTube

Websites

Learnbloodtransfusion 

Serious Hazards of Transfusion

Thromboelastography / Thromboelastometry (TE) toolkit 

UK Cell Salvage Action Group